Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

What You Need

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons steel cut oats
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Hedre's How

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter large rimmed baking sheet.

Sift first 4 ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture and beat until moist clumps form. Mix in oats with spatula until evenly distributed. (dough will be very firm). Add chocolate chips and knead gently to blend.

Shape 1 generous tablespoon dough into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet; flatten to a 2-inch round. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing rounds about 2 inches apart.

Bake cookies until center is slightly firm and top is cracked, about 14 minutes. Cool on sheet. Makes 12.

Market Tip: Old fashioned oats have been cut, steamed, and flattened with large rollers. Steel cut oats have not been as highly processed and look like tiny pellets. They produce a more al dente result.

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